KP Sharma Oli, Nepal PM expelled from ruling Nepal Communist Party

The ruling Nepal Communist Party’s splinter faction expelled Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli from the party’s general membership amid rising political tensions following his decision to dissolve the lower house of Parliament on 24th January. Rival faction’s spokesperson Narayankaji Shrestha said Nepal PM Oli no longer remains a member of the party and that the Central Committee Meeting which was conveyed at Paris Danda decided to remove the Nepal PM Oli from the party.

The Standing Committee meeting led by former prime ministers Prachanda and Madhav Kumar decided to remove Oli after he failed to produce an explanation to his recent moves and unconstitutional decisions as sought by party leadership. 

Narayankaji Shrestha said the faction had handed over a letter to the Nepal Prime Minister’s residence to seek clarification over a decision. However, he did not respond to the letter. He said the Central Committee of the party exercised all the executive rights before expelling the PM.

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